Saturday, January 8th, 2011

NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a limited edition light beige nude that applies semi-sheer with a glossier finish. It seems to have more neutral undertones, and on me, it looks like my natural lip color pulls a touch of pink out of it. It has a creamier, slicker feel than other NARS lipsticks have, and it is very comfortable to wear.

NARS Lipstick typically wears four to six hours, with a shade like this lasting just under four. It has a creamier texture that’s moisturizing, and this particular shade is more opaque (some shades can be quite sheer). I didn’t notice any waxy scent, as NARS lipsticks are typically unscented but the scent of the waxy base sometimes come through.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: For lighter skin tones, both cool and warm, I see this being a workable nude. It’s sheer enough that it doesn’t come across too pale, but it has enough color to alter the natural color of your lips.


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NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick
NARS Little Darling Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Little Darling? How much is it?

NARS, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It seems similar to MAC Hug Me.

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49 thoughts on “NARS Little Darling Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Maggie

    Wow! That’s, like, one of two nude lipsticks I’ve seen in my entire life that actually looks appealing 😀

  2. Lo

    I love the eye look Christine, is it using Nars Melusine duo?

  3. Vania

    I actually have this lispstick and I love it!
    It is rare for nudes to work on my fair skin, but this one is wonderful, it doesn’t wash me out and is a bit glossy, thus very wearable.
    Besides, NARS lipsticks are just great in general, so moisturizing, such a nice texture! Love it!

  4. mia

    Wow! nice photography Christine!

  5. Amy

    WOW! This looks really great on you! I think i may have to get this… we shall see..

  6. wow, this is really pretty! I love how soft it makes your lips look, a really pretty finish.

  7. baby in a corner

    First of all, I LOVE the shot of the lipstick at the start, the way the bullet and the cap and in focus and the rest isn’t looks so cool!

    This is actually a nude I could wear! what are the chances. I’m very cool with very pink undertones so they usual beiges are such a clash but this looks light and silvery!

  8. Jessica

    Honestly, I don’t see the point of spending $24 for something that sheer; it looks like lip balm! And if Hug Me is similar, better to spend $14.50 for that then for the NARS.

  9. Annie

    Can you compare it to Nars Belle de Jour? Thanks :)

  10. Carrie Ann

    I really like that. Even the name is great. :)

  11. Rae

    Oh my gosh, this shade looks PERFECT. I don’t suppose you’d know of a drugstore alternative? :s

  12. Heather

    I love nude colors. This is definitely one I would try

  13. kayleigh

    what eyeshadows are you wearing here? this whole look is beautiful!

  14. Germa Brokschmidt

    This collor is to light on me, but I do like nude lipsticks.

  15. AnGeLwInGz

    That one actually looks really pretty. It’s difficult for most ladies to wear nudes without looking cheesy or ghostly. You need to have just the right skin tone. NARS hit the mark with this color. It looks wearable for everyone.

  16. Michelle

    So pretty! I love it!

  17. mirta

    LOVE IT!!! will be looking to buy it second hand :)

  18. Always on the lookout for a good nude lip color, but I don’t think this would be enough to cover my natural lip color. I will definately have to try this!



  20. Fatema

    are u wearing the melusine eye shadow duo from NARS?

  21. Amanda Enn

    Wow, i love it! I think I might check out MAC’s dupe though.

  22. Amanda Enn

    I just can’t describe how much I’m loving this on you! Hopefully MAC’s dupe will look as natural on me too!

  23. This is probably one of the most “attractive” nudes I have ever seen. I usually can’t pull off nudes because my lips are quite pigmented and a nude lipstick just looks wrong. But because this one is quite sheer, I’d like to try it out to see if I could actually wear it.
    I think it’s lovely on you, btw

  24. Alison S

    your eyes look so pretty! what makeup are you wearing?

  25. Janet

    Christine…do you think this is a dupe for chanel mythic lipstick since both of them are sheer nude lipsticks?

  26. Dollymix8

    That’s a pretty nude!

  27. aida

    I have it and I wasn´t sure before I bought it but I do love it, I am not one for nudes and beige lips but this is actually nice, creamier and useful when I go for dramatic eyes. I wish it was not LE, honestly, can´t see why Nars is launching so many LE recently

  28. LeslieB

    It looks really beautiful, but Hug Me disappears on my lips so this probably will too :(

  29. Gisele

    I have very pigmented lips (rosy berry) and this lipstick looks like a great nude on me. Francois l’a fait bien: Francois did it well!

  30. Lynnie

    Terrific color. I rarely wear nudes but tried this and loved it. It’s a great opaque/sheer combo – not so opaque that you look like you’re wearing Clearasil cover-up but not so sheer that it doesn’t show up. I felt like I needed a liner to even out my lips and the MAC “Oak” is a perfect match (and will work well with lots of other beige nudes). It’s a shame that LD is LE.

  31. Looks great on Christine, but this is not a colour that I could pull off.

  32. Yuvna

    What are you wearing on your cheeks? Love it

  33. Annick Chantal L. H.

    I was about adding it in my wish-list but you precised that it’s for light skin tone. I skip (unfortunately). I definitively love nars lipsticks and lipglosses. They are not quite pricey in France comparing to chanel, ysl but if I compare with mac… anyway, I love them all.

  34. i think this is very nice! i also love your eye look, what are you wearing? :)

  35. Jennifer T.

    Omg, it looks so good on you! My lips are VERY pigmented so I won`t be surprised if it doesn`t work out for me but I`m definitely going to check it out 😀

  36. Dana

    OOOOH this looks super pretty on you, especially with your eye makeup! what do you have on your eyes in this photo?? Does NARS lipstick have any scent? I have dolce vita but haven’t used it for awhile and to the best of my memory I’m thinking it does NOT have a scent.. which is a minus for me. I love scented lip products.

  37. I just ordered this lipstick, along with a lot of other products, from NARS because of this review… Thanks Christine :)